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HMB not ready to concede
The scuttlebutt around Peninsula Athletic League basketball circles was that the Westmoor boys’ basketball team was poised to knock off three-time defending PAL North Division champs Half Moon Bay. After a dominating run with strong teams, the Cougars appear merely mortal this season and many bel...
By Nathan Mollat, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Mateo looks to snap long skid against its rivals
The first, true “rivalry quad” for Peninsula Athletic League boys’ and girls’ basketball teams is this Friday. On the slate are: Sequoia at Carlmont, Menlo-Atherton at Woodside, Hillsdale at Aragon, San Mateo at Burlingame, Mills at Capuchino, Westmoor at Jefferson, Half Moon Bay at Terra No...
By Nathan Mollat, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Mateo County local sports roundup
WEDNESDAY Soccer Burlingame Dragons have four players chosen in MLS draft Gearing up for just its third season, the Burlingame Dragons continue to leave its mark on the national soccer scene with five players being drafted by MLS teams. “This is truly a remarkable accomplishment for our fran...
Durant’s 40 leads Warriors over OKC
OAKLAND — Kevin Durant dazzled against his old team once again with a season-best 40 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat Oklahoma City 121-100 on Wednesday night despite Russell Westbrook’s 21st triple-double for the Thunder. Westbrook had 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists in an impr...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sharks hold off Kings
LOS ANGELES — Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski and Tommy Wingels scored in the San Jose Sharks’ seventh win at Staples Center in their last eight trips, 3-2 over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night. Joe Thornton had two assists and Martin Jones made 22 saves for the defending Western Conference c...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hall calls for Bagwell, Raines and ‘Pudge’
NEW YORK — Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short. Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were passed over for the fifth straight year by the Baseba...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trevor Plouffe finalizes $5.25M, one-year deal with A’s
OAKLAND — Infielder Trevor Plouffe has finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics and is expected to be the primary third baseman if he can stay healthy. Plouffe can earn an additional $750,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances as part of the agreement...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Braves in talks to move spring training to Sarasota County
ATLANTA — The Braves are in negotiations to move their Florida spring training site from Kissimmee to Sarasota County. Atlanta considered other possible sites, including Palm Beach County, before locking in on Sarasota County as a proposed home for spring training in 2019. The team has trained at...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Soccer great van Basten suggests changes
Restricting players to 60 games a year. Replacing penalty shootouts with eight-second run-ups. Introducing orange cards to send players off for 10 minutes. Scrapping offside. Former AC Milan and Netherlands forward Marco van Basten is using his role as technical director at FIFA to propose a series...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Egypt puts soccer star Aboutrika on no-fly, terror list
CAIRO — Egyptian authorities have placed one of the country’s all-time greatest soccer players on a terror watch and no-fly list, over accusations he helped finance the Muslim Brotherhood, now banned as a terrorist organization, judicial officials said Wednesday. Court officials said Wednesday ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Packers WR Nelson working way back from broken ribs
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Jordy Nelson is slowly making his way back from broken ribs, though the Green Bay Packers’ top receiver is far from sure about his chances of playing in the NFC championship game in Atlanta. Nelson returned to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday after missing last week...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
What's on tap
THURSDAY Girls’ soccer Notre Dame-Belmont at Notre Dame-SJ, Crystal Springs at King’s Academy, Sacred Heart Prep at Menlo School, Carlmont at Capuchino, Oceana at Westmoor, 3 p.m.; Harker at Mercy-Burlingame, 3:30 p.m.Woodside at Burlingame, Menlo-Atherton at Hillsdale, Aragon at Terra Nova, E...

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